Information provided by the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department:
The Tennessee Department of Health Laboratory in Nashville has identified mosquito specimens from Shelby County that tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
The specimen pool of mosquitoes was collected on August 18th, and 19th in the 38053, 38017, and 38028 zip codes of Shelby County. These positive pools indicate that West Nile Virus is present in the County.
The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department’s Vector Control Program is aggressively working to control mosquitoes throughout the County and especially in the area where the positive mosquito pools were found. Vector control crews will spray Tuesday evening, August 31, 2010 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., weather permitting, to kill adult mosquitoes (adulticiding) in portions of the following zip codes: